Some cooks long for granite counters, Viking stoves and copper pots. Here at Kitchen Parade's brand-new home online, there's nothing half so fancy. But for the first time, Kitchen Parade is presented in the two-column layout for which it's expressly written -- finally!
For more than two years now, I've been longing for an online version of a two-column 'kitchen' -- my writing and the recipes just make better sense when presented side by side. One web designer after another objected. I heard, "It's just not the way it's done," and "That would be really hard." Enter the magicians at Matchbox Creative, a wife & husband duo from Vancouver, Jeannette with a flair for design, Cornelius with a brilliance for code. I'm grateful, truly, for their work.
So look around around. Every single recipe, even ones you've spied before, will look 'brand-new'. For example, here's the most recent column on the old site and now, here on the new site. I hope you love the changes as much as I do!
And great news, the columns also print beautifully, just the recipe, so the 'meat' of the recipe fits on a single page. Pick just one recipe to print -- Peach Un-Cobbler, say. How wonderful is that? This is my favorite feature of the new site!
All your favorite spots in the Recipe Box are ready for exploration, you know, like the recipes sorted by Weight Watchers points and recipes perfect for sharing at a potluck and all the vegetarian recipes.
That said, like with all big remodeling projects, there's construction dust in the corners. I've got the digital broom handy and am cleaning up as fast as possible. Specifically, every recipe has a permanent home but some recipes include only links to their old spots on the old site. In addition, since comments have been manually transferred from the old site, even these link-only pages already include comments. Oh the mess of remodeling!
So really, look around! I'll be back to cooking on Friday, and yes, there'll be a new recipe. Thank you for turning to Kitchen Parade for recipe inspiration, it means the world.
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